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being built in the side of an iranian mountain. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the specifics. >> reporter: these satellite images from more than six years ago show nothing, but mountains near a military base near tehran. today theres a complicated tunnel system built into the side of the mountain. according to a group of iranian exiles who in 2002 revealed a hidden facility for uranium enrichment inside iran and catching u.s. intelligence and the iaea flat-footed at the time. >> there's this huge underground site built under the tunnels. huge casket halls underground to run secret uranium enrichment program, and certainly not for peaceful purposes. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence sources confirmed they've had their eyes on the facility via satellite for the past four years, but at this point say there's no reason to think it's a nuclear facility. the new tunnels snake for 200 yards and 20 yards wide according to the exile group and appear similar to those in a facility that u.s. intelligence discovered near the iranian town of comb a year ago. >> i can't speak
jennifer garyen reporting -- griffin reporting life at the pentagon. what do they have to say about this facility? >> reporter: well essentially, jenna, first of all, we have no independent way of confirming what they announced today, but this group in the past has revealed several sites inside of iran, major nuclear facilities that the iaea and white house eventually had to confirm the existence of, so they have proven reliable in the past. they have found a tunnel complex through satellite imagery as well as human intelligence inside the facility. it's about 80 miles west of tehran, it is a facility near the town of cause lean, they call it facility 311 for whatever that's worth. it, essentially, they're saying has 200-yard-long tunnels that are about 20 yards wide inside this mountain. there's been be digging going on for the past five years, and they're saying it looks like it's set up to have uranium-enrichment cascades. they think it's more along the scale of the cone facility that was revealed a year ago eventually confirmed by the white house, and they're saying this is anot
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